Each day during Momentum (formerly known as Brethren National Youth Conference), more than 500 students leave the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg to minister to victims of Hurricane Katrina. They are building homes in Pearlington, Miss., and helping with home repair and clean-up in Gulfport.
Here’s a report from WLOX-TV (Biloxi) about today’s efforts in Pearlington.
Thousands of pounds of food and water arrived Monday in Pearlington, along with hundreds of volunteers. As one of the hardest hit areas of South Mississippi, people in Pearlington are still struggling to recover.
The international relief organization, Convoy Of Hope brought the staples so Katrina victims can instead spend their grocery money on rebuilding their lives.
Teenage volunteers spent Monday afternoon putting food into the hands of the people of Pearlington.
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The conference began July 21 and continues through July 27 in southern Mississippi.